A Book Talk with Una Aleksandra Berzina-Cerenkova and Maria Repnikova, Perfect Imbalance: China and Russia


Monday, May 16, 2022


12:00 PM


1:30 PM
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Please join the SAIS China Global Research Center for the third part of the China Methodology Workshop Series, Studying China from Elsewhere with Prof. Margaret Lewis, Professor of Law at Seton Hall University.

In this talk, Prof. Lewis will speak about her work covering the China Initiative.  This discussion will be moderated by Prof. Andrew Mertha, the George and Sadie Hyman Professor of China Studies, and the Inaugural Director of the SAIS Global China Research Center.

Event Guests

Dr. Maria Repnikova 

Assistant Professor in Global Communications - Georgia State University

Dr. Maria Repnikova is a scholar of China’s political communications, the Assistant Professor of Global Communications, and the Director of the Center for Global Information Studies at Georgia State University. Her research expertise includes China’s critical journalism, political persuasion, and soft power, especially in the African context, China-Africa cultural exchanges, and China-Russia comparisons. She is the author of Media Politics in China: Improvising Power Under Authoritarianism which won the Book of the Year award from the International Journal of Press and Politics. Her new book, Chinese Soft Power, as part of the Cambridge Elements Global China Series, will be published in 2022 by Cambridge University Press.

She was a Wilson Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center from September 2020 to May 2021. Dr. Repnikova was a post-doctoral fellow at the Project for Advanced Research in Global Communications at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. She holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. She speaks fluent Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish.